Originally Posted by 45 ACP
I think Cammalleri is actually consistent enough to pull this off. The Habs are an offensive team: they kinda put a new coat of paint on that label as soon as they signed Spacek and decided to put very little money on defensive defensemen.
By the way, forget Matt D'Agostini making the second line. That place is reserved for Max Pacioretty
, mark MY words. D'Agostini will be a great winger for Latendresse and Lapierre, who have both improved and may continue improving to the point where we can get quite a bit of mileage out of our third line.
And THAT, by the way, is how you make a playoff contending team: depth is key.
The One thing that the Habs have this season is depth, I have the lines looking like this for the beginning of the season,
Mike Cammalleri---- Scott Gomez
---- Brian Gionta
--- Tomas Plekanec-- Sergei Kostitsyn
/ Matt D'Agostini
------- Maxim Lapierre
--- Guillaume Latendresse
Gregory Stewart--- Glen Metropolit
--- Georges Laraque
---- Kyle Chipchura
--- Sergie Kostitsyn / Matt D'Agostini
--- Jaroslav Spacek
--- Paul Mara
---------- Josh Gorges
Ryan O'Bryne, Yannick Weber, Mathieu Carle, Alex Henry
I still think that Pacioretty is about a season away from being a regular on the Habs, but he is definatly the first call up if a left winger goes down, With Laraque's durability they are going to have to carry a fifth right winger at all time, because you just don't know about Laraque's health, an he is useless against the teams with no Heavy weights, I think Lapierre an Latendresse are going to improve alot with the addition of Moen on there left wing, I think Spacek is going to have a great season playing along side Markov, Gorges is going to have Gill beside him, so that Gorges doesn't get run over every shift, an Mara and Hamrlik are going to be our shut down pairing..... The only real question mark is what shape is Carey Price going to be in a the beginning of the season........